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Cold Sores In Back Of Throat
See below: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus 1. Over half our population gets cold sores. Another 25% of our population has this virus but never gets the symptoms. They appear on average about a week after exposure and can last up to three weeks. This virus stays in the body even after the acute outbreak is over. Once the virus enters the body, it never leaves. For more info go to natdent. Com. ...Read more
Herpes Simplex Virus: Yes it can cause painful lesions inside the buccal mucosa causing the kid not to eat good. ...Read more
Easy to treat: Go to a health store and ask for lysine. This is an Amino Acid and taking a regular dose prevents cold sores. ...Read more
I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, I'm nursing my baby, what can I do?
It is self limiting: Cold sore in the mouth do not need any treatment and will go away by itself. As long as you do not kiss the baby there will be no problem nursing the baby and you can continue to breast feed. ...Read more
This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.
Throat infections: Don't be scared, but I would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more
Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?
Have a cold sore on the top, back portion of mouth/throat near uvula (visible when using a flashlight). Could this be a result of a cold I just had?
Spot on throat: It may be related to a viral infection, viruses can cause cold sores and other irritations ...Read more
Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.
See allergist/immuno: It appears that you may have an immune problem and recommend that you consult an allergist/immunologist. One of the conditions to be ruled out would be cyclic neutropenia in which your WBC gets very low periodically but impairment in the immune system can cause the same problem as well. ...Read more
Should I take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.
Yes: If you feel your friend needs to see a doctor they probably should. Try to avoid the er unless the symptoms are a lot worse than you seem to suggest. Your friend will certainly not feel better if they have to wait for hours to be seen while more urgent problems are being dealt with. ...Read more
Hi Doctor. When I swallow the right side of my throat hurts and nowhere else, just right side. I have herpes 1 but no cold sores. Can it be that?
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more
First cold sores they are covereing my bottom lip and half the top throat hurts, gums hurt, cankor sores, all over. Can't eat. I'm miserable. Help?
Stomatitis: If this is your first time with cold sores, this initial phase is called primary herpetic gingivostomatits. It is usually accompanied with a low grade fever and will last 10-14 days. I would recommend seeing your dentist for information about this and the chance of recurring cold sores. A prescription for an antiviral medicine could also aid when the tingling begins at the onset of a cold sore. ...Read more
Is it normal that with each cycle I get a sore throat, sore ears and cold sores? As well, below the belt I always get fissures. I'm a mess. : (
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?
I had a cold sore yesterday and now my throat hurts to swallow but no fever and the back of my throat is all white?
Viral URI: It is difficult to tell with out a clinical exam but your symptoms may be related to a viral upper respiratory tract infection. There are several other possibilities so it is best to consult with your physician. ...Read more
I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.
Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read more
My girlfriend had a cold sore on her lip. I kissed her, then got about 3 cold sores near my throat. A day later I gave her oral sex. She get gen. Herpes?
I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores and canker sores.
Not normal: See a dentist and follow their directions. ...Read more
What type of doctor should I see for large, frequent cold sores. I'm also starting to get mouth sores & my tongue, inner cheeks & throat is sore?
Several: Any dentist, dental specialist, ent, internist, gp, etc, are educated it this problem. ...Read more
My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.
Been v. tired, for no obvious reason, for about 8 weeks. Achy muscles, swollen glands and a sore throat on and off. Also cold sores. What's happening?
I have a sore throat & finding it hard to swallow. Also yesterday I got 3 cold sores on my lips. Just got over having runny nose and chesty cough.
Pain moved in order of : throat, right ear, lower right back of head, top right of head. No cold sore. Numb finger tips, swelling right shoulder muscle. Hsv?
See doc: See your doctor for treatment and evaluation this way it will be managed correctly. ...Read more
I have 2 cold sores- I took Valtrex (valacyclovir) but they are still there. I feel pain on the right side of my neck. Do I need meds or will it eventually go away?
It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?
Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more
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